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Launch of Downpatrick Lions 2018 calendar. Downpatrick Lions
Club President Tom Nelson presents the first off-the-press
calendar to Mrs. Kathleen McKenny
Lions Club member Pat Sheridan, (right) past President
2016-2017, is presented with a scrapbook of his achievement
during his tenure as Club President. Vincent Murphy, (left)
club archivist, put together Pat’s year in pictures and
words. Included were photographs of events and initiatives
together with newspaper and magazine articles of
presentations and other duties throughout his year in
DOWNPATRICK LIONS COLLECT FOR NI AIR AMBULANCE
Saturday 14th October the stalwarts of Downpatrick Lions held a bucket collection for NI Air Ambulance and raised £1520.08 a good result, thanks to the generosity of the people of Downpatrick.
Photos are Lion Raymond Crea, Lion Myles Milhench and his daughter Heather, who was an honorary lion for the day.
Sheridan, Downpatrick Lions Club Past President, hands
over the chain of office to incoming President Tom
Nelson (left). The Handover Evening was held at James
Nicholson Wines in Crossgar, with speeches, club
presentations and a superb supper.
Lions Club have raised £3,000 for prostate cancer research
at Queen's University Belfast. A highly successful charity
golf event at St Patrick's Golf Club in Downpatrick raised
the majority of the money. Another excellent fundraiser was
organised by Lion Myles Milhench, who used his birthday
party as an occasion to raise funds. Friends, family, fellow
Lions and local businesses all supported and contributed to
this memorable evening.
Lions President Pat Sheridan receives a cheque for £730
from Eamonn McGrady & Co Accountants.
staff members Gary Murdoch (left) who ran the Three
Lakes Charity 15K race to raise money in aid of Down's
Syndrome Association, and Manager Michael Rowan who also
ran the 7K race. Both competitors enjoyed taking part in
the race and are looking forward to competing next year.
Lions Club presented a cheque to Fiona Wilson, a
representative of Down's Syndrome Association, after she
gave an informative and amusing talk at a Lions meeting in
the Lakeside Inn. The substantial amount of £3,700 was
raised from the highly successful annual Three Lakes Run,
which took place in May.
LIONS GOLF DAY 2017
Club held their annual Charity Golf Day at St Patrick’s Golf
Club, which was in aid of pancreatic cancer research.
The weather held fair for those taking part on the day and
everyone agreed it was a great success once again.
Signing in the
entrants to the Downpatrick Lions Club Charity Golf Day
are Lion Graham
Dickson and President Pat Sheridan.
Raring to tee off
are Neil Morgan, Pearse Tumelty and Donal Tumelty.
The competition hots
up as Eamon Fitzsimons, Brendan Mullan, Paddy Totton and Barry
Sharvin prepare to play.
THE 3 LAKES RUN 2017
The race this
year was organised by Atlas Running and attracted an field of
over 250 runners. The beneficiary charity was the Downs Syndrome
Association and a great day was had by all.
Melvin Jones Awards
at the Lions Charter Night
members of Downpatrick Lions Club, Lion Tommy Briggs and Lion
Roger Dunford, were presented with the Melvin Jones
Fellow Award at the Lions Charter Night, recently held at
Denvir's Hotel. This prestigious
award is conferred by the Lions Club International Foundation
for dedication to humanitarian services and exceptional
commitment to the aims and objectives of the Lions.
Lion Tommy Briggs is presented with the Melvin Jones Fellow
Award by District Governor Paul Allen and Downpatrick Lions
President Pat Sheridan.
Lion Roger Dunford is presented with the Melvin Jones
Fellow Award by District Governor Paul Allen and
Downpatrick Lions President Pat Sheridan.
Lions President Pat Sheridan presents a cheque for £600 to Anne
Cooper, Principal of Knockevin School. This amount was raised at
a recent Lions Quiz Night and will go towards funds for literacy
resources for reading development.
Front row from left: Jamie,
Tyler, Bailey and Darcy.
Back row from left: Lion Fergus
Kelly, School Principal Anne Cooper, Lion President Pat
Sheridan, Una Blaney, Gillian Ginesi
music event was organised by Downpatrick Lions
and took place last November at Murphys Bar. The
bands who took part were The Just Adam Band,
Rosetta Stone and Blue Moon Blues Band. Everyone
who attended agreed it was a fantastic evening –
amazing music, great craic and plenty of dancing
– and £750
was raised for Ovarian and Breast cancer
O'Boyle (Blue Moon), Megan Fitzpatrick (Murphy's
Bar), Speedy Mullan (Blue Moon), Lion Fergus
Kelly, Adam McKee (Just Adam Band), Lion Graham
Dixon, Stewart Wilcox (Rosetta Stone), Lion
Colin McKee (Rosetta Stone, Blue Moon) other
musicians who took part but are not in photo,
Paul Fitzsimons (Rosetta Stone), Damian McKee
(Rosetta Stone), Terry McKee (Rosetta Stone)
Issac McAteer (Blue Moon), Mervyn Crawford (Blue
have just launched their 2017 Calendar featuring nostalgic
photos of old Downpatrick. This is the seventeenth year of
publication and the venture is to raise money for Lions
Members of the Lions
will be selling the calendars in Market Street during the last
week of November and at Supervalu Ballymote from 2nd-5th
December. The calendar can also be purchased from the following
shops – Tom's Wine Barrel and Tels Newsagents, St Patrick's
Avenue; Oakley Fayre, Market
Street; Mace Scotch Street; Connelly Ardmeen Green and Duffy's
Don't forget to buy your own
copy and also some as Christmas presents as they are great value
for money and wonderful reminders of past times. Downpatrick
Lions appreciate the generosity of the people of Down District
and beyond for their continued support throughout the year.
Vincent Murphy, Pat Sheridan, Myles Milhench and Peter McKenny
launch the 2017 Lions calendar.
Quiz Night 30th
September at Lakeside Inn
The Lions street
collection was held on Saturday 15th September and poured with
rain all morning,,,,thank goodness Lions are waterproof!
The money was dried
and counted and the generous people of Downpatrick gave just
over £2000 to help with Lions charity work.
The main beneficiary
of the collection was the Lions International Fund helping Haiti
following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew.
empower volunteers to serve their community, meet
encourage peace and promote
international understanding through Lions Clubs"
“WE SERVE” Lions International-founded
in America in 1917 by Melvin Jones is a
non political, non sectarian, voluntary
service organisation. Crossing all
boundaries the association helps to make
our community, our country and our world
a better place. Members work together to
answer the needs that challenge the
communities around our world today.
LIONS - dedicated to help those less
fortunate. Where there is a need - Lions
clubs and their members will be actively
involved showing concern for the needs
of the local community and the
environment and at the same time giving
support to major world projects through
Lions Clubs International
The Downpatrick Club was formed in 1973
and with the ongoing generosity and
support of the local people we have made
numerous donations over the years.
Caring and sharing for the aged, the
lonely, the youth, the physically and
visually handicapped have all been
assisted in many different ways over the
years. The club’s work
continues to cover a broad range of
activities helping those in need locally
and also supporting major International
projects as a worldwide organisation.
The club meets twice a month and elects
its officers annually the Association is
governed by an International Board of
Directors elected by Lions members from
around the world.